Online English Teacher Jobs Without A Degree: Top 5 ESL Companies
Many people think that you can only become an English teacher if you have a degree in Education, English or relevant fields. Good news: there are now tons of opportunities to teach English online without a degree! Thus, for those who don’t want to go to college, are currently enrolled, or are delaying college, you’ve got a chance.
Without a degree, ESL certificates or any prior teaching experiences are nice to have for you to stand out among other online English teachers. Some companies are really strict about their teaching requirements and list that a bachelor’s degree is mandatory, such as VIPKID, iTutorGroup, 51 Talk, and Hujiang. However, check out these five employers if you plan to be an online English teacher without a degree:
Palfish is a fun app to teach English online and there’re many great reasons to join them. It allows the same flexibility as Cambly, and you have the option to teach one-on-one or larger groups. An attractive feature Palfish has is the ability to book a specific teacher or student. Unlike Cambly, non-native English speakers are also welcome to apply. New teachers are featured in the app so you’ll most likely get calls right away. Last but not least, you can set your own rate, thus the pay ranges from $10 to as much as $45 per hour, though it isn’t that common to be on the higher end.
SayABC stated that while they do require applicants to have at least a bachelor’s degree for contracts that are longer than 3 months, they welcome those without a degree. They openly advocate hiring and training new teachers through hands-on practices. They also accept associate degrees or seniors in their final year of university if the candidates have other teaching qualifications and experiences. SayABC started a short-term internship program for students majoring in education in a US or Canada’s university.
Overall, the pay ranges from $15 to $21 per a 40-minute class (they pay a $14 base and $6 bonus per lesson depending on attendance and productivity).
#3 Open English:
Open English is very popular in Latin America with live classes 24/7. Small learning groups are most common. However, you can do one-on-one sessions as well. Open English does not require any degrees, but you must be an American English native speaker and preferably speak Spanish or Portuguese as well. As long as you’re authorized to legally work in the USA, you can live anywhere in the world. The pay is around $8 to $12 per hour.
You’ve got to be a native English speaker for this one. A degree or teacher certificate is not necessary to become a teacher at SkimaTalk. Students are mostly adults from all over the world. Past teaching experiences are preferred but not mandatory. It provides lots of flexibility: you can set your own schedule and even your own rate. 20% of what you earn will go to SkimaTalk and you get paid once a month.
At Cambly, you can teach English via webcam, so as long as you have a digital device equipped with a camera, as well as a stable Internet connection, you can work from anywhere in the world. You must be a native English speaker from the USA, Canada, UK or Australia though. You can set your own schedule and go online whenever you’re free to start talking with the students. The pay rate is $0.17 per minute or $10.20 per hour, paid every Monday via Paypal.
Though you don’t need a degree to teach English online, it won’t be easy at first, especially if you’re new to teaching. It’s worth considering an online teaching certificate such as TEFL or TESOL. If you do your due diligence and work hard, you can ace it in no time!